Don't tell my mom, but I don't actually mind wearing a tie...Granted, with my job and social circles, it's a rare occassion when it's appropriate, so when I find my self needing to rock the half-windsor, it's kinda fun.
Every North American man has plenty of connections to the necktie: As kids, we learn to knot them. As teenagers, we learn to hate them. But as grown-ups...as grown-ups, my friends...
Well, we can learn to sew our own.
Here's three tutorials...mostly variations on theme (there can't be that many approaches, right?), but all still helpful.
Also, ManMade has a few necktie hacks of its own, so stay tuned for the updates.